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lewist
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Re: Solstice

#61 Postby lewist » December 21st, 2014, 9:29 am

Latest post of the previous page:

Indeed, Happy Solstice and Io Saturnalia!
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Re: Solstice

#62 Postby Gottard » December 21st, 2014, 11:08 am

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Re: Solstice

#63 Postby Tetenterre » December 21st, 2014, 12:05 pm

Celebrate Axial Tilt (The Reason for the Season)!

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Re: Solstice

#64 Postby Dave B » December 21st, 2014, 12:59 pm

My axis will probably be tilting every which way after I have imbibed a few glasses of Merlot and a drop of Brandy later!
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Re: Solstice

#65 Postby Alan C. » December 21st, 2014, 8:23 pm

The temperature is unseasonably mild here at 10 Celsius today, however, it didn't get 'daylight' til 9.40 and was dark again at 15.15.
Upwards and onwards from today :D

PS.
Wet and windy though with much ferry disruptions.
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Re: Solstice

#66 Postby Nick » December 22nd, 2014, 11:19 am

Never a shipping forecast goes by without me listening out for your shipping area Alan, Fair Isle. Today it is forecast "Westerly, severe gale force 9 continuing...." Roll on summer! :nod:

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Re: Solstice

#67 Postby Gottard » December 22nd, 2014, 12:41 pm

Southward Europe, there where national budgets paint reddish, today @13:30 local time, temp. 13:50 on a clear sky.
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Re: Solstice

#68 Postby Tetenterre » January 1st, 2015, 12:42 am

As good a thread as any other for this: To all those who attach importance to this particular way of measuring the passage of time: Happy New Year; may 2015 be all you wish of it.
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Re: Solstice

#69 Postby Dave B » January 1st, 2015, 9:30 am

Yes, a Happy Arbitrary Orbital Period Start Point to you all.
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Re: Solstice

#70 Postby Gottard » January 1st, 2015, 9:58 am

This morning (1st Jan.) I woke up with a question: shouldn't each new year start on the winter solstice for us Humanists?
However, I concede it would be challenging considering that we are a minority.
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Re: Solstice

#71 Postby Alan H » January 1st, 2015, 10:29 am

Gottard wrote:This morning (1st Jan.) I woke up with a question: shouldn't each new year start on the winter solstice for us Humanists?
However, I concede it would be challenging considering that we are a minority.
Good luck with trying to get that changed! :D
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Re: Solstice

#72 Postby Dave B » January 1st, 2015, 11:11 am

Gottard wrote:This morning (1st Jan.) I woke up with a question: shouldn't each new year start on the winter solstice for us Humanists?
However, I concede it would be challenging considering that we are a minority.
I had the same idea after posting my last. At least the Solstice is a "natural" point in time so far as we are concerned, not some arbitrarily picked one.

OK, designs for "Happy Humanist New Year" cards?
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Re: Solstice

#73 Postby lewist » January 1st, 2015, 11:26 am

OK. I just had a French New Year in Reims with the traditional seafood platter or mountain. Happy whatever you fancy to all the THers. I know people who would like to celebrate the auld new year on 11th January. [WHITE SMILING FACE]
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Re: Solstice

#74 Postby Tetenterre » January 1st, 2015, 12:40 pm

Dave B wrote:
Gottard wrote:This morning (1st Jan.) I woke up with a question: shouldn't each new year start on the winter solstice for us Humanists?
However, I concede it would be challenging considering that we are a minority.
I had the same idea after posting my last. At least the Solstice is a "natural" point in time so far as we are concerned, not some arbitrarily picked one.


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May I put in a bid for perihelion instead, please? Part of the reason is that we can doubly save money: (#1) turn all the lights out and watch the natural fireworks instead of (#2) burning loads of money.

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Re: Solstice

#75 Postby jaywhat » June 21st, 2015, 6:42 am

A very happy June Solstice to one and all even if its winter down under!

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Re: Solstice

#76 Postby lewist » June 21st, 2015, 8:00 am

jaywhat wrote:A very happy June Solstice to one and all even if its winter down under!
And a Happy Solstice to you also, Jaywhat, along with all other THers. :smile:
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Re: Solstice

#77 Postby Fia » June 21st, 2015, 3:13 pm

Happy Solstice good folk :D

I saw pics of Stonehenge this morning and most of the folk had their phones in the air. I thought that so sad, missing out on the wonder of the moment.

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Re: Solstice

#78 Postby Alan H » June 21st, 2015, 3:24 pm

Fia wrote:Happy Solstice good folk :D

I saw pics of Stonehenge this morning and most of the folk had their phones in the air. I thought that so sad, missing out on the wonder of the moment.
The ley lines play havoc with 3G signals...
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Re: Solstice

#79 Postby Fia » June 21st, 2015, 3:35 pm

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Re: Solstice

#80 Postby Gottard » June 21st, 2015, 6:11 pm

Happy Solstice from far away "The Alps' highs" where I can monitor you all .....supposing absence of clouds, i.e. never!
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Re: Solstice

#81 Postby Tetenterre » June 21st, 2015, 7:14 pm

We celebrated by doing solar astronomy public outreach at a local nature reserve.

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